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McLean Hospital Researcher Says Intensive, Early Therapy Helps Children with Autism Improve Communication Skills

In an article appearing in the October issue of Scientific American, McLean Hospital biostatistician Nicholas Lange, ScD, asserts that although the road to more accurate diagnosis and treatment of a disease as complex as autism is long, some existing therapies are already showing lasting effects, and more are on the horizon. “Autism is a complex disease with multiple causes, differing...

Although Valuable, Brain Imaging Alone Cannot Diagnose Autism

In a column appearing in the current issue of the journal Nature, McLean Hospital biostatistician Nicholas Lange, ScD, cautions against heralding the use of brain imaging scans to diagnose autism and urges greater focus on conducting large, long-term multicenter studies to identify the biological basis of the disorder. “Several studies in the past two years have claimed that brain scans...

University of Utah and Harvard Researchers Take Major Step Toward First Biological Test for Autism

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the University of Utah have developed the best biologically-based test for autism to date. The test was able to detect the disorder in individuals with high-functioning autism with 94 percent accuracy. The study will be published in the online edition of Autism Research on Thursday, Dec. 2 (PubMed PMID 21182212). The test, which uses MRI to...